Jimmie Durham is a seminal American sculptor, essayist and poet. His career has seen him create, perform and exhibit work across the globe. His first solo exhibition at the University of Texas, Austin in 1965 occurred during a period when the cultural and political uses of material, objects and space were central to his practice. Since that time his substantial career has deftly bridged the space between art and activism. From 1969 he was based in Europe (studying at the Ecole de Beaux Art, Geneva) returning to the USA in 1973; from 1987 - 1994 he lived and worked in Mexico returning to Europe in the mid 90s where he is currently based. Although his work is primarily sculptural, Durham’s oeuvre has also embraced theatre, performance, literature and poetry and is often embedded and affected by the location in which it is produced.